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Niche Vehicle Competition Opens

The Niche Vehicle Network is continuing to invest in R&D projects focussed on the niche and specialist vehicle manufacturing sector. Our 2015-16 competition, supported by Innovate UK and OLEV, is providing up to £1,000,000 of grant funding to support the development and demonstration of innovative niche vehicle technologies, primarily applicable to non-human powered, road-going niche […]

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TWISTER is successful in gaining funding for titanium springs project

A consortium pulled together by the NAA and led by Performance Springs has been successful in obtaining government funding through Innovate UK, for a collaborative research project for the development of titanium spring wire and high duty titanium spring applications for use in automotive lightweighting and engine efficiency. TWISTER (Titanium Wire for Innovative Spring Technologies […]

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Future electric vehicle battery production – invitation to partner

The University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering is leading an industrial consortium bidding for funding to develop an innovative pilot production line for complete ULEV battery production. The pilot line will produce a variety of different battery types and will provide know-how for scale-up for future high-volume production. The venture will deploy small batches of […]

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The Blair Project: Low Carbon NW Motorsport Hub

There are plans to develop the North West into a low carbon motorsport hub, with associated potential supplier opportunities for regional companies Developing the North West region as a low carbon motorsport hub is the big strategy behind the Blair Project, a social enterprise which, at a more tactical level, is looking to support young […]

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£75 million to build cars of the future

Automotive companies challenged to come up with engine technologies that will make cars more efficient and change the way we drive Automotive companies are being challenged to come up with engine technologies that will make our cars more energy efficient and ultimately change the way we drive. The £75 million fund will enable businesses to […]

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Investing in England's North West - European Regional Development Fund
Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham